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Acorns to Oaktrees

Part of Neefer's adventure in General
Thursday
15
January '15

Getting Grief Right

This is an opinion piece about how the grieving process may not follow the popular path of the stages of grief.

One of the author’s clients thought she should be over the loss of her daughter in 7 months. I was astounded by that. It has been 6 years since Diego died. I can still be stopped in my tracks by grief. And I’m an aunt, not a parent.

I don’t think that I will ever “be over” that loss. I will always be sad that Diego died, and I think that is appropriate.

Please, support those around you who are grieving. They may need a lifetime of support.

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Besties

Part of Neefer's adventure in Family Stuff
Sunday
28
December '14

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Charlie

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Charlie, napping on a chair on our front porch

The neighbor cat refuses to stay inside. I had a cat like that once. I remember coming home and trying to get inside before she could dart outside. I slammed her head in the door, but that didn’t slow her down at all. Charlie is like that.

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New Dress

Part of Neefer's adventure in Sewing
Saturday
27
December '14

Remember this fabric?

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Dress from BurdaWOF 12-2002

I decided to make a dress from Burda World of Fashion magazine 12-2002 (at right) out of it. I was thinking that a casual fabric would tone down the formality, and I’d have a dress that I could wear to work.

I think it worked okay; the dress is below on ‘tina. My daughter can’t stand it. :)

I’m not sure how I feel about it. It looks great on ‘tina, and it looks good on me as long as I don’t move. When I move, it grabs my spare tire, and that is very unflattering. Spanx is an option, but I am opposed to girdles on general principle.

The line drawings of the dress are below. I omitted the facings. Instead I serged the neckline edge, turned the serged edge under, and stitched it down. Oh, and I left off the zipper. Who puts a zipper in a knit dress?

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A tish of sewing

Part of Neefer's adventure in Sewing
Friday
26
December '14
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Hey, look, I made something!

Long, long ago, I made my first t-shirt from Kwik Sew 2565. It was okay. I had to do a full bust alteration and add 3 inches to each side of the bust. That was a huge dart. Oh, and the sleeves were too small, and the back got hung up on my butt. However, compared to RTW, the shirt fit so much better, probably has to do with my front being 6 inches bigger circumferentially than my back.

Then I started changing the pattern.

I changed the back. New Look 6977 is long OOP. It was a knit wardrobe pattern, and the tops had a 2 piece back with a flare at the bottom for my butt. So, I added that to the t-shirt pattern.

I added a french dart from a Burda Plus Magazine pattern.

I lengthened the pattern.

And for this version, I rotated the darts to the neckline and gathered the neckline. I glanced at Simplicity 4076 for reinforcement that I was doing the dart to neckline gathers correctly.

I think it came out smashing.

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Just sitting in the corner

Part of Neefer's adventure in Family Stuff
Monday
15
December '14

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Hey! How ya doin’?

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Wednesday
10
December '14

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Part of Neefer's adventure in General
Sunday
7
December '14

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Besties

Part of Neefer's adventure in Family Stuff
Friday
5
December '14

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Basketball

Part of Neefer's adventure in Family Stuff
Tuesday
2
December '14

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